Enviable feat: Andre Ayew beats fathers AFCON goal scoring mark


Andre Dede Ayew, the son of the maestro Abedi Pele Ayew scored on Thursday when Ghana whipped Equatorial Guinea at the semi final stage of the ongoing African Cup of Nations to take his AFCON goal scoring tally to six, hence beating his father’s 5 goals scored  in the continental showpiece.

The 24-year-old has also become Ghana’s third top scorer of all-time in the competition’s history, with just a goal behind Osei Kofi and Asamoah Gyan as the joint top scorers.

Dede Ayew made his debut AFCON appearance in 2008, but his goal scoring feat began in 2010 in Angola, scoring his nation’s only goal against Burkina Faso. He registered 2 goals on the score sheet in 2012, but he wasn’t part of the Ghana’s team in 2013 and has scored 3 goals in the ongoing tournament as one of the 5 top scorers.

Abedi Pele played in 5 different Africa Cup of Nations and scored 5 goals, scoring 3 in 1992 and 2 goals in 1996.

Andre has been involved in more goals than any player in the tournament 2015 AFCON. He has scored 3 and assisted 2

The four times champions will face Ivory Coast in an all West African final on Sunday and Ghana are aiming for a revenge for the 1992 loss to the Elephants, while Ivory Coast seek a repeat of what happened in 1992..

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